Read the Signs
No, not those signs. I mean the standard signs you see every day. For instance, one of my favorites – “Caution Children”.
My regular response: About what should we caution these children? A specific warning about something nearby, or just a general warning that life is dangerous?
And another. “Employees must wash hands.” Great – I’ve just enjoyed my meal of ribs and cheese fries, and now I gotta hang out in the rest room until an employee comes in and washes my hands? I know the service is good here, but this…
Your challenge: Your story’s title is the text of a common sign. The body of the story hinges on an alternate interpretation of the sign’s text.
Make me laugh – make me proud. Winning this challenge is a sign of success!